Video: What’s behind Trump’s tough talk on Iran?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.

As Iran celebrates the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, its supreme leader has urged people to come out in great numbers in defiance of the US. Tens of thousands of Iranians have been on the streets of Tehran.

President Donald Trump has threatened to get tough on Iran – telling the country recently it’s been put on notice.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani spoke at the rally on Friday and told the crowds that the new American administration needs to respect Iran. And the country will respond with a ‘decisive answer’ to any threats.

So, what does this latest escalation of tensions mean for Iran and the United States?


Sohail Rahman


Mostafa Khoshchesm – Political Analyst

Kenneth Katzman – Iran Expert with the US Congressional Research Service.

Ellie Geranmayeh – Policy Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

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